Wayne Rust of Cabool, Missouri, passed away April 12, 2010 at Kabul Nursing Home, Cabool. He was 90 years young at the time of his passing.
Wayne was born in Solo, Missouri, on July 28, 1919, to Robert and Stella (Sigman) Rust, and was a lifelong resident of the Cabool-Houston area, residing in Cabool most of his life.
He was united in marriage to Mildred Irene Erwin on June 24, 1939.
Wayne was a truck driver for most of his life, but also spent two years as a Cabool police officer in the late 1950s. He loved hunting, fishing and camping throughout his life, sharing those pleasures with anyone willing to accompany him. He and Mildred enjoyed many years gardening, camping and attending family gatherings after retiring in 1982.
He was preceded in death by Mildred, his wife of 62 years; a daughter, Wayneth Bay of Cabool; and two brothers, Ray Rust of Cabool and Bobby Rust of Springfield, Missouri.
Wayne is survived by two daughters; Evelyn Jarrett and husband Gale of Cabool and Carolyn Hanks and husband Galen of Cabool; two sons, Michael Rust and wife Judy of Fontana, Kansas, and Robert Rust and wife Cathi of Ashland, Missouri; his sister Madge Elmore of Houston, Missouri; his brother, Glen Rust and wife Violet of Ash Grove, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wayne was blessed to have the company of his very special friend, Marie Mitchem of Cabool, for the last five years. They cared for each other daily and shared many trips and special occasions together until his death.
Services were held Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Maness Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Brown officiating. Interment was next to his beloved wife at Ozark Cemetery, south of Houston, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.